Swedish premium electric performance car company Polestar has signed a multi-year agreement to supply battery and charging systems to Swedish hydrofoil electric boat company Candela. The agreement marks one of the world’s first direct battery technology collaborations between companies from the automotive and marine industries. As leading EV brands in their respective sectors, both Polestar and Candela share common values of innovative design and commitments to sustainability. Utilising computer-guided hydrofoils which lift the hull above water, Candela’s electric boats ‘fly’ above the surface and use up to 80% less energy at high speeds compared to traditional motorboats.Candela’s crafts produce zero emissions and minimal noise, combining a light environmental footprint with better passenger comfort and a smoother cruising experience compared to traditional boats. By combining Polestar’s batteries with Candela’s pioneering electric hydrofoil technology, both companies aim to propel the growth of sustainable electric mobility in society.The supply of battery and charging systems to a third party, a first for Polestar as an EV manufacturer, marks the start of a broader intended partnership between Polestar and Candela, with both companies committed to exploring further opportunities for future collaboration.Candela is a Swedish electric boat company whose mission is to speed up the shift to fossil fuel-free lakes and oceans. Using computer-guided hydrofoils – underwater wings that lift the hull above the surface, thereby overcoming the friction of water, Candela’s craft use up to 80% less energy at high speeds than traditional motorboats In addition to longer range and better performance than other electric boats, Candela’s craft have several benefits over conventional ICE boats. With minimal noise, zero wake and zero emissions, Candela’s craft combine a light environmental footprint with better passenger comfort and a thrilling drive experience.Candela was founded in 2014 by engineer Gustav Hasselskog and introduced its first production model, Candela C-7, in 2019. With a range of 50 nautical miles at 20 knots, the C-7 set several world records for electric boats. The limited production run of 32 units ended in 2021.